Hello there! I've been crafting for as long as I can remember, good old Blue Peter got me started and then I branched out into cross stitching. For the last four years my passion has been cardmaking, something I'm actively trying to improve all the time. Happy crafting all!
Thursday, 1 January 2015
DLP - Challenge #1: The Blank Page and How to Face It!
As you could probably tell from my previous post, I was rather keen to get going on the first challenge of the Documented Life Project 2015.
This year each month will have a theme, with weekly art and journal prompts. Plus you get to see each artist's take on the challenge. Plenty of inspiration there then!
So, jumping right in:
January Theme - The Blank Page and How to Face It!
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper
I started off layering up some strips of vintage and modern book pages, a guitar score, and a map section from one of the Papermania paper stacks. The colour you see on the score is from ages ago - I was cleaning Dylusions inks off my stencils if I remember rightly! My guess at colours would be Pure Sunshine and Cut Grass.
I didn't want to cover it up too much as I intended to go with the yellow/green colour scheme so added just a thin layer of gesso and then scraped a bit more on for texture with a plastic badge-holder-thingy. I also stamped a boarder and used Distress inks Peeled Paint and Dried Marigold, plus did a bit of stencilling in the corner.
The finished page includes washi tape, some sponging through sequin waste in Wild Honey, a stamped kite coloured with a white paint pen, and the card is my favourite Chance card from Monopoly - You have won first prize in a crossword competition, Collect £100. I chose to take the 'goal keeper' prompt quite loosely. The first verse of Whitesnake's Here I Go Again fitted the bill for me today.